Monday, May 16, 2016

Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers annual Spring cleanup this Saturday, May 21

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers this Saturday, May 21, for their annual Spring cleanup at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  This year, the group will target the playground area for cleanup, gardening, and laying of mulch.  It should be a fun community gathering with snacks courtesy of the Argonaut.  See you there!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Atlas Room is closed. Stay tuned for details of a new spot from Chef Matt Cordes to replace it coming soon.

When the Atlas Room (1015 H St NE) opened its doors in 2010, it quickly became the best restaurant on H Street NE or anywhere nearby. 

At the time, we said, "the Atlas Room is a fantastic addition to H Street, offering an ambitious menu, diverse wine list, and excellent craft cocktails.  It is already H Street's best restaurant and its opening continues a trend of nicer restaurants opening on H Street ."  The critics quickly agreed with Tom Sietsema stating that "The most ambitious kitchen on H Street NE deserves a full house every night" and including the Atlas Room in his Fall Dining Guide.  Don Rockwell also touted the Atlas Room as  "not only the best restaurant in the Atlas District, but it's also the best restaurant in all of Northeast or Southeast DC, including everything on Capitol Hill."  The Washingtonian followed suit and included it on its 100 Best Restaurants list.

The Atlas Room's opening and initial success raised the bar for dining on H Street and across Capitol Hill.  Sadly, it closed its doors for the last time on Saturday night. 

The good news is that Chef-owner Matt Cordes is hard at work to reopen a new venture at 1015 H St NE in the near future.  We'll have more details soon, but in the meantime, we want to thank Matt and the many terrific folks who put the Atlas Room on the map and elevated dining expectations on H Street and nearby, including Mark Medley, Bobby Beard, Chris Surrusco and Karim Soumah who contributed greatly to some terrific years at the Atlas Room.

Friday, February 26, 2016

MayorBowser & DDOT lauch DC Streetcar tomorrow @ 10; H Street celebrates w/specials running all day & passport promotion

Streetcar services kicks off tomorrow 10 am, H Street celebrates opening with passport promotion & specials
 
Streetcar service will launch tomorrow at 10 am.  Mayor Bowser, DDOT Director Dormsjo, Councilmember Allen and many more will be on hand to celebrate the opening and enjoy passenger service along H Street tomorrow at 10 am.  The kickoff event begins at 13th & H Street.  It's an exciting day and we're looking forward to celebrating all that the streetcar has brought to our community and the promise it holds for providing an important additional means of transit for our ever-growing community. 
 
In celebration of the grand opening of the Streetcar, H Street Main Street will host a H Street Passport Program starting this Saturday, Feb. 27 – March 17, 2016!
 
Participants who get their passport stamped at seven or more of the 20+ H Street establishments taking part can enter to win one of 14 awesome prizes. Businesses will also offer reduced-price merchandise, food and drinks during the contest.
 
Numerous other businesses, including the Argonaut, DC Harvest and Ocopa are hosting other specials tomorrow in celebration of the arrival of streetcar service. 
 
Here’s how it works!
 
1. Pick up a free H Street Passport at the DC Streetcar Launch Ceremony (Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at the corner of 13 and H) or one of the passport pick up locations listed below Saturday, Feb. 27 – Thursday, March 17.

2. Visit participating H Street stores, restaurants or other businesses Feb. 27 – March 17 and collect at least 7 stamps on your passport.
 
3. Drop off your finished passport at Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H Street NE) on or before Thursday, March 17 for a chance to win a brand new REI Bike or one of the 13 other prizes. Drawing will be held on Friday, March 18.

4. Please see below for a list of participating businesses and check out
www.hstreet.org and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for daily updates. 
 
5. Use #HSTShopSmall! to help promote the event.
 
Prizes at March 18 Drawing
 
·      REI Bicycle
·      $100 DC Harvest Gift Card
·      $50 Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar Gift Card
·      2 - $50 Le Grenier Gift Cards
·      $50 Smith Commons Gift Card
·      $30 Biergarten Haus Gift Card
·      3 - $25 Manny and Olga’s Gift Cards
·      $20 7-11 Gift Card
·      Lunch or Dinner for Two at Ben’s Upstairs
·      Lunch or Dinner for Two at Ben’s Chili Bowl
·      The Escape Lounge on H Street - Escape the Classroom for a Family of 5 Valued at $125 (this game is for kids)!
 
Participating Businesses and Promotions
Offers are in place Feb. 27 – March 17 unless otherwise specified.
Offers only valid for those who either pick up (at specified locations) or have H Street Passports. 
 
Atlas Performing Arts Center – 1333 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
10% off tickets to INTERSECTIONS Festival 2016 (Feb. 26 – March 6)
 
Ben’s Chili Bowl / Ben’s Upstairs – 1001 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
10% off entire bill
 
Catwalk Boutique 1404 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
30% off entire purchase
 
DC Harvest  517 H St NE (Passport pick up location) 
20% off total bill
 
Euro Style – 1342 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
20% off entire purchase
 
H Street Country Club – 1335 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
Free mini golf passes with a passport
 
Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar  402 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
10% off entire purchase
 
Manny and Olga's Pizza ­– 1409 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
20% off entire bill
MetroMutts – 508 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
25% off first two dog walking or cat sitting visits
10% off first week of regular recurring midday dog walks. (Expires April 30, 2016)
 
Smith Commons – 1245 H St NE (Passport pick up location)
10% off entire bill
 
7-11 957 H St NE
7-11 will give a coupon for a free Slurpee, Fountain or Coffee to customers who stop by to have their passport stamped.  
 
Biergarten Haus1355 H St NE
15% total bill (Not to be used in combination with any other specials) 
 
Escape Lounge on H Street – 1322B H St NE
20% off entire purchase

Flex Office Space – 1411 H St NE
One-month discount for the first time signing ups

Integrity of Self Movement Arts 1361 H St NE
Register for 1 month of toddler or kids Movement Classes, get a 2nd month of classes FREE
 
Le Grenier  502 H St NE
Complimentary glass of champagne 

NOMAD HOOKAH BAR – 1200 H St NE
10% off total bill
 
Ocopa Restaurant – 1324 H St NE
One large anticucho platter (skewers), two Peruvian sides and one Incajito cocktail for $25

Red Rocks – 1348 H St NE
20% off total bill

Christopher’s Grooming Lounge and Christopher’s Grooming Lounge for Her Hair Salon – 705 H St NE

$20 off entire service
Contact: Olivia Lang (773) 573-9098 or www.styleseat.com/1olivialang

Barber Shop – 705 H St NE
$10 off $35 Haircuts
$10 off $45 Haircuts and Shaves (combo)
$5 off $25 Shaves
Contact: (
240) 432-9688 or www.StyleSeat.com/thebarber

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Discounted dog walking and cat sitting via @MetroMutts (508 H St NE)

Did you know Metro Mutts (508 H St) not only provides food and toys for local pets, but also cares for and walks them?  They're now offering new deals for dog walking and cat sitting for new clients in the H Street area.  Details below. 

25% Off for New Dog Walking and Cat Sitting Clients! Use code "FIRST25"

We have been passionate about your Capitol Hill canines and kitties since 2010, and are up for Best of DC! To celebrate, we're offering 25% off of the first two scheduled visits for new Metro Mutts Pet Services clients. Simply type in the code "FIRST25" when making a reservation through our online scheduling systemNew clients only. Please note, a consultation and billing method are required before we can confirm service. 

10% Off for First Week of Ongoing Dog Walks! Use code "NEW10"

And for new regular weekly walk clients... 10% off of your first week of regular midday walk service (3 days or more recurring days a week). Simply type in the code "NEW10" on your first week of regular walks. For new regular weekly clients only.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Winter Grill Out at Ocopa

This Saturday, February 20 Ocopa (1324 H St NE) will host a Winter Grill Out on H Street.  For $35 you'll enjoy unlimited anticuchos, Incajito cocktails (Chef Yuki Nakandakari's popular Chefs Behind Bars drink entry), and select sides.

Anticuchos are Peruvian-style grilled skewers.  There will be vegetarian and pescatarian options available as well as various meats.  Ocopa's patio is completely covered and heated, so winter weather (which is actually supposed to be very warm this weekend) will not be an issue. 
 
 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Saturday is #PiscoSourDay at Ocopa

Ocopa is celebrating ‪#‎PiscoSourDay‬ on Saturday, February 6th. In Peru, first Saturday of every February is the official Día del Pisco Sour (Pisco Sour Day).

Guests will be able to enjoy half-priced Pisco Sours ALL DAY, plus $25 Pisco Sour Pitchers and a $25 Pisco Flight!
 


Drinks include:

TRADITIONAL PISCO SOUR
La Caravedo / Pressed Lime / Hierba Luisa / Angostura Bitters / Egg White $6

LAVANDULA
Porton / Lavender / Elderflower Liqueur / Pressed Lime / Egg White $6.50

CHIEF’S
Porton / Aji Amarillo / Smoked Pineapple / Cointreau / Mezcal / Egg white $7

MATE
Porton / Smoked Honey / Yerba Mate / Bonal / Egg White $7

WEST INDIAN
Porton / Chicha Morada / Allspice Dram/ Egg White 6.50
They will also have Infusions/Macerados (house made La Caravedo Pisco infused with fruits and herbs for a full flavored cocktail). Flavors are grapefruit, watermelon pomegranate, kiwi, yerba mate, and mango.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chef Teddy Folkman & Maison Dixon's Adam Cox to take over Vendetta & open brewpub with southern food this year

Big news today!  Vendetta is being acquired in part by Chef Teddy Folkman (of Granville Moore's and Food Network fame) and Chef Adam Cox of Maison Dixon Hot Chicken (a popular Nashville style hot chicken and southern cuisine that's been popping up lately) who will revamp the menu and eventually convert Vendetta to a brew-pub.  This is great news for food lovers and reportedly will bring Chef Teddy back to the kitchen on H Street where he's been missing largely since opening BAROAK Cookhouse and Taproom in Annapolis. 

The conversion of Vendetta to a brewpub and the incorporation of the Maison Dixon menu will take some time, but look for Chef Teddy to launch a revamped menu of “Long Island Red Sauce” dishes later this week. 

More details as we have this, but this is an exciting development for H Street to not only bring Chef Teddy back, but to also become home to a new cuisine in Maison Dixon's southern fare.